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should compression stockings be used for a cellulitis?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong.

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Should I wear compression stockings at night?

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Depends: If you are having a bad bout of leg swelling, then wearing stockings at night can help bring the swelling down quicker. Once one gets to the maintenance phase of wearing compression socks to keep swelling from occurring or worsening, then there is no need to wear compression socks at night.

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